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Vipassana Exercises Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.
late Mahasi Sayadaw was responsible for the modern revival of
Vipassana or Insight meditation in Myanmar (Burma). This text
is his basic instruction on the practice: the preparatory stages
with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the deals
with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises.
The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi
Dhamma Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.
"Brahmavihara Dhamma" (Divine Abidings) expounded
by the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, reveals the systematic
method of developing Metta, loving-kindness towards all
beings and the way to lead a life of holiness. The style of
presentation and the informative materials contained therein
stand witness to the depth and wealth of spiritual and scriptural
knowledge of the eminent author. A careful reading of this Dhamma
or teachings, followed by an unfailing practice of meditation
that has been clearly presented in this text will, I believe,
amount to storing a fortune in the shape of happiness in the
present lifetime as well as higher spiritual attainment.
Four Sublime States Ven. Nyanaponika
states of mind have been taught by the Buddha: Loving-kindness
(metta), Compassion (karuna), Sympathetic Joy (mudita), Equanimity
(upekkha) These four atitudes are said to be excellent or
sublime because they are the right or ideal way of conduct
towards living beings They provide, in fact, the answer to
all situations arising from social contact. They are the great
removers of tension, the great peacemakers in social conflict,
and the great healers of wounds suffered in the struggle of
existence. They level social barriers, build harmonious communities,
awaken slumbering magnanimity long forgotten, revive joy and
hope long abandoned, and promote human brotherhood against
the forces of egotism.
Stages of Purification & Insight Knowledges
Ven. Matara Sri Nanarama.
guide to the progressive stages of Buddhist meditation. The
seven stages of purification provide the framework for the practising
disciples gradual progress from the cultivation of virtue
up to the attainment of the final goal. Integral to the higher
stages of purification are the nine types of insight-knowledge,
by which the disciple breaks through the delusions covering
his mental vision and penetrates through to the real nature
Discourses on Vipassana Meditation Ven. Sayadaw
U Kundala is a renowned meditation master in the Mahasi Sayadaw
tradition of Burma, noted for his loving-kindness. In these
Dhamma talks the stages of the practice and the Insight Knowledges
are explained. The method of meditation is given with detailed
instruction. There is a detailed explanation of the Contemplation
of Feelings, the second foundation of mindfulness, which, in
the Theravada tradition, is the key to the Insight Knowledges.
Overall, in the Sayadaw's teachings, there is much for the Vipassana
or insight meditator to be inspired by.
Guide to Awareness H.H. Somdet Phra
Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatth‚na Sutta). This
is a series of twenty-two talks given at Wat Bovornives, Bangkok
by H.H.Somdet Phra —anasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand.
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is the Buddha's explanation
of the practice of mindfulness meditation within the framework
of four foundations of awareness: body, feelings, mind-states
and the mental content. If you read this book, you will discover
the truth of the 'knots' and problems that exist within you.
In short, this can be described as the 'knot of suffering'.
You may also then see the method to unravel and safeguard against
The Path To Freedom Sayadaw U Pandita.
The Path to Freedom - a mind of wise discernment and openness
- by Burmese Meditation Master, Sayadaw U Pandita. This is a
compilation of Dhamma discourses to foreign meditators at the
Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Myanmar, who came to practise
under him in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) between August 1986 to
March 1987. Translated from Myanmar by the late Mya Thaung.
The Path of the Deathless Ven. Ajahn Sumedho.
aim of this book is to provide a clear instruction in and reflection
on Buddhist meditation as taught by Ajahn Sumedho, a bhikkhu
(monk) of the Theravadin tradition. It has been edited from
talks Ajahn Sumedho has given to meditators as a practical approach
to the wisdom of Buddhism. This wisdom is otherwise known as
Dhamma or 'the way things are'. It is a step-by-step manual
on the practice of meditation.
of Reference Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo.
book on the frames of reference is based to some extent on my
own thoughts and opinions. In some spots it may not be directly
in line with the original text (Satipatth‚na Sutta), because
my primary aim has been to get to the heart of the matter, so
that it can be conveniently put into practice. The eBook also
includes a section on the "Duties of the Sangha",
that is, the laws and regulations and disciplinary standards
Meditation, Living Insight Dr. Thynn
Path of Mindfulness in Daily Life. I wrote this book to
encourage practitioners learning to meditate in daily life.
In this sense, the articles are presented as a "hands-on"
or, more accurately, a "minds-on" training manual.
Although I discuss meditation in general, the real focus is
on how the Dhamma brings us into spontaneous, wholesome and
creative living. My objective in presenting the articles is
to help the aspirant build up a solid foundation of mindfulness
as a way of life rather than as a practice separated from daily
living - Dr. Thynn Thynn.
of Insight Meditation Practice Ven.
ultimate aim of insight meditation is to free one
from the unsatisfactoriness of cyclic existence. Readers may
also find numerous quotations of the Buddhas teaching
on mindfulness, detachment and liberation throughout the entire
book. Those verses act as a source of inspiration and purpose
to put vipassana into practice a practice that brings
about insight into the three universal characteristics of unsatisfactoriness,
impermanence and non-self which leads one into detachment and
the Stilling of Volcanoes Ven. Sujiva.
Meditation as explained by Ven. Sujiva: "It is not an task
easy to approach such a profound topic as Insight Meditation
in simple terms. But we have got to start somewhere. After some
years of introducing this type of meditation, I still find that
there is a lack of introductory material for those without knowledge
of Buddhism. What is available is often extremely technical
and loaded with ancient Indian terminology. There are some words
in the English vocabulary which we can never hope to substitute
perfectly. Even in this booklet I have used some English words
such as conditioned and suffering which
need special explanation when used in a Buddhist
sense - but I have tried to come up with something easier to
read and understand."
Meditation Ven. Sujiva.
Meditation or Metta Bhavana and other Sublime States
by Ven. Sujiva is a clear and comprehensive step-by-step explanation
of the systematic practice. It is based on the Visuddhimagga
or The Path of Purification by Buddhagosha. The texts describe
metta as characterised by promoting the aspect of welfare.
Amity, goodwill, friendliness and loving-kindness are some words
used to describe this mental state. There is no better way to
know it than to study it as it occurs in one's own and others'
minds. It is a totally unselfish and pure state of mind that
brings profit to oneself and others now and hereafter.
Art of Attention Ven. Pannyavaro.
This is a handbook on the art of meditative attention or meditating
for insight.. It deals with the basics of awareness meditation.
There is practical instruction on how to do sitting and walking
meditation and how to apply awareness in daily activities based
on the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) tradition. The
purpose of this handbook is to give the beginner to awareness
meditation a guide to the basics of the practice, with the emphasis
on its practical application to daily life.
Arabic version: The
Art of Attention (564KB)
Meditation Workshop Online Ven. Pannyavaro.
is the intelligent heart of the Buddha's way; the only criterion
is that you should apply it to daily life. The purpose of this
meditation course is not to create a system of beliefs, but
rather to give guidance on how to see clearly into the nature
of the mind. In this way, you can have firsthand understanding
of the way things are, without reliance on opinions or theories
- a direct experience, which has its own vitality. This
course has been prepared with both beginners and experienced
practitioners in mind. A feature of this online workshop is
that you can go online and ask your question/s on meditation
as the practice develops.
Large File Size Settling
back into the moment Joseph Goldstein.
of verses from the book 'Experience of Insight' , by Joseph
Goldstein. This book belongs to a different genre, not a book
in the sense of having a beginning and an end. It is a compilation
of excerpts that stand alone in meaning whichever way your
finger may flip open the page. Readers are strongly encouraged
to read Joseph Goldstein's "Experience of Insight - a
simple and direct guide to Buddhist meditation.
of the Mind Bhikkhu Khemavamsa.
put it simply this is a 'hands on' manual for Satipatthana Vipassana
yogis (meditators) who are interested in emphasizing the mind
in their meditation practice. As you read through you are likely
to find it different from your regular Vipassana practice but
very interesting, beneficial and enriching. Also it could be
helpful in understanding your own practice better without having
to 'convert' or change the way you meditate. This is about 'the
watching of the mind by the mind' but not separating the mind
from the rest of the Foundations of Mindfulness (Kaya-body,
Vedana-feelings and Dhamma-mental objects), as this is impossible.
Hello - with Love & Other Meditations
three most important things in life are love, kindness and wisdom.
If we have made these three values the priorities of our life,
then our life will have been well-lived. When we die we can
only have happiness when we look back and not regrets. Wealth,
fame, power, status, worldly success and pleasures these
are insignificant compared to love, kindness and wisdom. Cultivate
the latter. If we spend our life cultivating this trio, our
birth and life will have been worthwhile; it will not have been
in vain. In this booklet, Ven. Visuddhàcàra shares
his understanding of this practice of mindfulness and lovingkindness
with a view to encourage all of us to walk the path.
Bhavana, Loving-kindness Meditation
is short explanation on how to practise Metta Bhavana or Loving-kindness
Meditation given as a three-day weekend retreat at Dhammodaya
Meditation Centre in Nakhon Pathom in Thailand, by an Australian
monk, Ven. Dhammarakkhita (Jeff Oliver).
the Heart Gregory Kramer.
Meditation with Children. The practice of loving-kindness, or
metta, can be done in one of two ways: either in intensive
prolonged meditation to develop deep states of concentration,
or in daily life at any time one meets with people and animals
or thinks about them. To learn about the radiating of metta
to all beings with children, we have to tap into the store of
knowledge accumulated by lay people and parents. It must be
knowledge which has grown out of years of living and loving
with children and young adults. Gregory Kramer, father of three
boys, shows us here with what subtle but precise adjustments
in the standard practice of loving-kindness he was able to anchor
it in the lives of his children.